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Power dressing

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) is perhaps one of the best known early adopters of fan-power in Europe. She enjoyed clutching and collecting folding fans and had a collection of 27 at the end of her life. Fans arrived late in her reign as gifts from afar from individuals like Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world. Queen Elizabeth employed these fans when power dressing for some of her many portraits that were designed to project her status and authority.

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